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Gabriel Odess-Gillett

Gabriel Odess-Gillett

New York, NY, United States
Member since May 2, 2017
Gabriel has been working as a full-stack developer with Ruby on Rails since 2008. His preferred stack is Rails, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Heroku, and Bootstrap. Recent projects that he has worked on are the websites for Share Coffee Roasters (www.sharecoffeeroasters.com) and Daymaker, Make My Day! (www.mydaymaker.com).
Gabriel is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 9 years
  • jQuery, 8 years
  • AngularJS, 3 years
New York, NY, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, TextMate, Git
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was a subscription service for a coffee roasting company involving user subscription management and admin order fulfillment.
Employment
  • Web Developer
    Daymaker
    2016 - 2017
    • Refactored the event base data structures in order to group multiple occurrences of the same event under one record while still being able to query that record based on its occurrences.
    • Built out complete test coverage of the product to support major upgrades.
    • Provided guidance to the junior developers on code organization, the implications of choosing different association types between data structures, and implementing code-linting tools.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Web Developer | Mentor
    Codementor
    2016 - 2016
    • Reviewed other developers' code and provided guidance on better organization or optimizations that should be implemented.
    • Implemented pair-programming with junior developers to show by example how to structure their codebase.
    • Helped guide other developers in the architecture of their projects—what data structures to use and how to structure their data.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Web Developer
    Velocity Growth
    2015 - 2016
    • Developed chat-bots with Slack and Facebook Messenger.
    • Integrated with various APIs including Twilio and Facebook's Open Graph.
    • Guided and explain the programming concepts to junior developers.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Principal Developer
    Share Coffee
    2014 - 2015
    • Developed a custom subscription platform that managed weekly payments from subscribers.
    • Integrated with Stripe's API for payment processing.
    • Integrated with Shippo API for managing and fulfilling orders.
    • Developed inventory management systems.
    • Architected an intuitive user experience using single-page application techniques.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Principal Engineer
    CitySprout
    2013 - 2014
    • Architected an eCommerce marketplace on top of Rails using the Stripe API.
    • Developed routing tools through the Google API to plan delivery routes.
    • Worked in a field where the market was not clearly defined—requiring dramatic pivots to keep up with new knowledge.
    • Built order fulfillment tools used by farmers to provide weekly demand.
    • Developed custom user shopping and car/checkout tools.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Twitter Bootstrap
  • Web Developer
    Freelance Work
    2011 - 2013
    • Managed and interfaced with clients directly to ensure they are getting the product as they need it.
    • Managed a database of various products and product options for Mantis Graphics.
    • Developed a quoting tool for screen-printing enthusiasts.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Web Developer
    Fuzz Productions
    2009 - 2011
    • Architected a news wire to publish articles and video content.
    • Architected an interactive mapping service to show custom waypoints over a map with associated audio/visual content.
    • Worked in a fast-paced agency and was able to manage time across multiple projects.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
Experience
Skills
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery
  • Languages
    SQL, Ruby
  • Tools
    Git, TextMate
  • Paradigms
    Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms
    Heroku
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA, USA
    2004 - 2008
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